Good size rooms with a new bar and swimming pool, very friendly staff, we enjoyed our stay very much, so much we are going back this year.
One of the biggest hotels in skala,excellent swimming pool and bar,Michael the barman was aspecially nice, family run hotel.
Great little bar, good service, internet access available for a very cheap price.
Nice pool,lots of tables and chairs,movies on a big screen some nights free.
Loved this place,please try the tomato soup you wont regret it.The best restaurant in skala.
About five to ten mins walk, not far, but it is along the main road out of Skala but its not that busy.Say hello to Mike me and tell him to ring me (he is the night barman)if hes still there. P.S. ask him how the ghost is?
Think of a greek harbour seen on a picture postcard and its probably Fiskardo.The only town on kefalonia not touch by the 1953 earthquake so its still got its original buildings.You can actually see your worries just fade away.
We will be going back to Skala for the third time this year.I fell in love with Skala on the first day it is the best resort on the island with Poros coming a close second.
Airtours were very good friendly and down to earth staff some of who live on Kefalonia so they know what they are talking about.
No banks in skala I'am afraid,but changing travellers cheques or sterling is very easy,you can exchange with the hotel you are staying at Marietta I believe, or their are several places in the main street in skala which do exchange currency or cheques and all are upto date exchange rates. So don't worry!. Although crime in Skala and the rest of Kefalonia is very low (only one Policeman in Skala,with no car)its usually best to take the bulk of your money in travellers cheques, to be on the safe side.I hope you enjoy your holiday,buy Mike a drink for me a kamakazi is favourable.Yamas
Know idea Iam afraid, I am guessing you mean from Kefalonia? If so you can I believe catch a ferry from Poros which is just a short bus ride from Skala,the ferry journey should only take about half an hour as you can see actually Zante from skala,sorry I could not be of more help.
Always very busy,open air restaurant right in the beautiful square where the locals come out for evening walk.The food was beautiful like the location so nice in fact I proposed to my girlfriend in the restaurant itself.
The beaches all over Kefalonia are excellent especially Skala,a very long beach with golden sand and shingle,the water is crystal clear and great for swimming although they tell you to watch for under currents...?,for the more adventurous try the nudist beach at one end past the large rocks.Mosquitos we found are the same as anywhere else you will visit for summer holidays,just take the usual preventative measures and you wont have any problems. Enjoy your holiday.
You could visit old Skala which is a bit of a hike out of town.If you want good food the Pines restaurant is very hard to beat and its sister Bar/restaurant on the beach is great for a cool drink or breakfast with great views of the sea. The nightlife is quite limited,but BB's is good if you want to drink with the locals and play pool and surf the net (the pines 2 on the beach,has internet access as well)for a good knees up Scandanavia is open till early in the morning you will love it the barman loves a drink himself,and is not that fussy how much you pay him.Their is a nightclub between Skala & Poros which I cannot remember the name of, but its really good and is built into a cave,the only draw back was the taxis don't pick you up from there in the morning, so if last year is anything to go by your in for a long walk home, unless like me you are mates with some of the locals.(If you get to Marieta hotel on an evening buy Mike the barman a drink for me) enjoy your holiday,Yamas.
Sorry I forgot to mention that the weather was great in fact we went in late June last year,and on the last but one day while we were cruising the islands on a great trip organised by Airtours which took you to Skorpios and Lefkas, the temperature rose to 33 degrees,nice..!
Sorry you didn't like it Steve, but we didn't queue at all and found the boatman charming, yes he rambled abit and hard to understand but just to prompt your memory you were on a greek! island, hope your ice lolly was not to greek sounding.
Great new modern bar on the main street in Skala,very popular with the younger locals, open till late.Try an alcoholic slush puppy.